It’s easy to forget about how crucial regular dental checkups and cleans are for your long term oral health. Studies show that dental and gum health are not only important for your oral health, but can also have implications on your overall health and wellbeing. At New Smile Dental Centre we recommend that most children and adults should seek a dental checkup or review, with cleaning, every six months.
People with a history of particular dental problems, such as gum disease, sometimes require more regular reviews until good oral health is established. Smoking, certain medications causing dry mouth, diabetes, pregnancy, periodontal and gum disease, poor oral hygiene are among the considerations that will help your dentist advise how often you would benefit from a maintenance checkup and clean.
Stressful life events may also cause changes in immunity and oral health, and the progress or development of infections.
As well as checking for dental decay, infections, gum disease or inflammation, jaw or muscular problems and discussing any concerns you may have, our dentists also check the mouth and surrounding region for any signs of other disease such as oral cancer. As with most things, early detection is the best way to prevent bigger problems.
Call our friendly team today on 1300 639 764 to discuss your dental care needs and to arrange a checkup appointment.